NOTES: Benoît Dardé and his son Paul are the fifth and sixth generations to work the land of the Costières de Nîmes. When Benoît took over the reins from his father, in 1991, the estate consisted of 12 hectares. He immediately began replanting the vineyards to the noble varieties traditional to the region, and over the years the family has slowly expanded the property to over 80 hectares. This rose is Raspberry in color, with a ripe cherry, underbrush and mineral nose. It rings with tangy cherry and blood orange notes, with hints of spice. This is the perfect rose to have with all things on the grill from veggies, to herb or BBQ chicken or better yet, how 'bout "Le Lapin"...the rabbit.
VARIETY: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah
REGION: Costieres de Nimes, France